Yesterday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that he’d be allocating $810,000 from his 2021 county budget to support the construction of a new Center for Black Excellence and Culture on Madison’s south side. For more on the new center, and what it’ll offer to the greater Dane County Black community, WORT producer Jonah Chester […]
Jerome Dillard from Ex-Incarcerated Persons Organizing interviews Dr. Rev. Alex Gee and Dr. Karen Reece-Pfifer about their work with the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, including work in the community to strive for equity and fairness, and assist those leaving jails or prisons reenter the community with housing, mentorship, employment, and advocacy.
Today on the show, Ali kicks off WORT’s fall pledge drive with Jen Rubin, author of We Are Staying, an account of the shuttering of family-owned Radio Clinic and gentrification in Manhattan’s West Side. Jen Rubin is a lifelong storyteller and co-producer of the Moth StorySLAM in Madison. She works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press […]
Our topic today is Faith and the Civil Rights Movement. Today Lilada is joined by Reverend Dr. Alexander Gee. He is the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, the founder and Executive Director of The Nehemiah Center of Urban Leadership and Justified Anger, as well as a self-proclaimed angry Black man.
Our topic today is Community Fathers and the importance of Black male community leaders and their influence with Patrick Yates, Harry Hawkins, and Anthony Ward. Anthony Ward, Director of BROTHER, has been working with youth ages kindergarten to High school since 1997. Anthony is dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people through building relationships and […]